New | June 6, 2016
The Districts – Nightswimming (R.E.M. Cover)


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Covering a classic is an art form in itself, and The Districts have demonstrated their dexterity with their take on R.E.M.‘s coveted ballad “Nightswimming.”¬†The original is a strictly vocal-piano number, which leaves plenty of room to play around, though this take doesn’t have to stray too far. This interpretation replaces that piano with an acoustic guitar and incorporates sustained notes from a cloudy keyboard, along with a subtle drum machine to taste. The Districts’ tribute is from the heart and one to raise some hairs. Listen below.